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decotengu 0.13.0

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 08:01:38 PM
decotengu is a dive decompression library to experiment with various implementations of the Buhlmann decompression model with Erik Baker’s gradient factors. The results of decotengu calculations are decompression stops and tissue saturation information. Third party applications can use those results for data analysis purposes or dive planning functionality.

Release Notes: This release changes the algorithm for finding the length of the decompression stop to check the ascent ceiling limit without ascending to the next decompression stop.

Tags: dive, decompression

Licenses: GPLv3

synctool 6.1

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 06:37:00 PM
synctool is a cluster administration tool that keeps configuration files synchronized across all nodes in a cluster. Nodes may be part of a logical group or class, in which case they need a particular subset of configuration files. synctool can restart daemons when needed, if their relevant configuration files have been changed. synctool can also be used to do patch management or other system administrative tasks.

Release Notes: This version fixes a bug where under certain conditions a .post script for a directory would, inadvertently, not be run. Additionally, a minor bug in the command-line parser of the dsh-ping command was fixed.

Release Tags: Stable, Bugfixes

Tags: Systems Administration, Command Line

Licenses: GPLv2

OGLplus 0.47.0

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 05:33:52 PM
OGLplus is a header-only library that implements a thin object-oriented facade over the OpenGL (version 3 and higher) C-language API. It provides wrappers that automate the resource and object management and make the use of OpenGL in C++ safer and easier.

Release Notes: Certain parts were further refactored and re-used in OALplus and EGLplus. This release also brings the Voronoi/Worley cell image generators, the Group<Object> template class, and a wrapper for the NV_draw_texture extension, and re-adds interoperability with GLM vectors and matrices. Two new examples were also added and minor improvements were made to the build system.

Tags: OpenGL, C++, Library, Computer Graphics

Licenses: Boost Software License

Ctalk 0.0.97 2014-06-17

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 04:46:37 PM
Ctalk adds classes, methods, operator overloading, inheritance, and complex object expressions to otherwise standard C programs. Programs can use only a few Ctalk objects and methods in an otherwise standard C program, but the language can be used to write entire programs also. Ctalk works on most if not all of the systems that support GCC, the GNU C compiler. The package includes the language, class and run-time libraries, example programs, tutorial, and language reference.

Release Notes: This release adds support for specifying X Window System resource classes in X11 pane object windows, an improved subsystem to handle C variables with multiple subscripts, and a more flexible build process.

Tags: Software Development, Interpreters, C Library, object oriented, language, C language

Licenses: GPL

ZABBIX 2.2.4rc3

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 04:41:32 PM
ZABBIX is an enterprise-class distributed monitoring solution designed to monitor and track performance and availability of network servers, devices, and other IT resources. It supports distributed and Web-based monitoring, auto-discovery, real-time monitoring, SLA assurance, trending, and more.

Release Notes: This release introduces additional bugfixes for the previous release candidate.

Tags: Logging, Networking, Monitoring, Systems Administration

Licenses: GPL

Magmi 0.7.19

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 04:22:29 PM
Magmi is a mass importer for the Magento e-commerce system. It is most useful when you need to import a big product catalog into Magento, even one with several millions of articles. Moreover, it has many capabilities concerning input data manipulation and an open and flexible plugin model for adding new capabilities.

Release Notes: This release is a major evolution, with a package including all plugins. It includes fixes for most reported bugs, and adds support for bundles and downloadable product types thanks to communitiy developed plugins. For custom developments, a new Engine feature has been introduced, getMagentoData, enabling plugins to retrieve Magento side data or items to update to perform comparisons.

Release Tags: Major, bugfix, features

Tags: magento, e-commerce

Licenses: MIT

Ostinato python-ostinato 0.6beta

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 03:31:00 PM
Ostinato is a network packet and traffic generator and analyzer with a friendly GUI. It aims to be "Wireshark in Reverse" and thus become complementary to Wireshark. It features custom packet crafting with editing of any field for several protocols: Ethernet, 802.3, LLC SNAP, VLAN (with Q-in-Q), ARP, IPv4, IPv6, IP-in-IP a.k.a IP Tunneling, TCP, UDP, ICMPv4, ICMPv6, IGMP, MLD, HTTP, SIP, RTSP, NNTP, etc. It is useful for both functional and performance testing.

Release Notes: A beta release of the Ostinato Python bindings is now available.

Release Tags: Beta

Tags: Network Analysis, Packet Generation, Custom Packet Crafting, Traffic Generator, Packet Capturing, Protocol Testing

Licenses: GPLv3

minfx 1.0.7

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 03:01:33 PM
The minfx project is a Python package for numerical optimization. It provides a large collection of standard minimization algorithms, including the line search methods (steepest descent, back-and-forth coordinate descent, quasi-Newton BFGS, Newton, and Newton-CG), the trust-region methods (Cauchy point, dogleg, CG-Steihaug, and exact trust region), the conjugate gradient methods (Fletcher-Reeves, Polak-Ribiere, Polak-Ribiere +, and Hestenes-Stiefel), the miscellaneous methods (Grid search, Simplex, and Levenberg-Marquardt), and the augmented function constraint algorithms (logarithmic barrier and method of multipliers).

Release Notes: This is a minor feature release which tunes the log barrier iterative constraint algorithm for better constrained optimisation. The constrained optimisation space is now much less perturbed by the algorithm.

Release Tags: minor feature release

Tags: Software Development, Libraries, Scientific/Engineering, Python package

Licenses: GPLv3+

Sagan 1.0.0RC3

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 02:37:33 PM
Sagan can alert you when events are occurring in your syslogs that need your attention right away. It can store events into a Snort database, so your IDS/IPS data and log data are in the same place. This enables a single console, like Snorby or BASE, to view not only your IDS/IPS data but your log (syslog, SNMP, etc.) data as well. Sagan will correlate the data for you. It also uses 'Snort-like' rule sets, which means it is compatible with Snort rule set management software. It supports multiple output formats that any network administrator will find useful. Sagan can also stop threats based on log analysis via "Snortsam". This allows Sagan to communicate with various types of network devices (Cisco routers/ASA/etc., Linux iptables, etc).

Release Notes: Code is now formatted in the GNU "artistic" style. Multiple bugs were fixed. Sagan is much more efficient with memory. New "meta_content" and "meta_nocase" options were provided for multi-searching in a single rule. The "track_clients" processor was fixed and improved. Flowbit tracking 'by_src', 'by_dst', 'both', and 'none' were added for multiple line log support.

Tags: Syslog, windows events, snmp-trap

Licenses: GPLv2

Hypersocket 0.1.1 Beta

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 02:06:57 PM
Hypersocket is a cross-platform Hybrid SSL VPN solution built for all types of remote access scenarios. Powerful, yet simple to use, Hypersocket uses a single installed client to provide access to any number of network resources. Its powerful granular access means you can have fine-grained control over your entire network and remote users. Accessed through a secure HTTPS port, the Hypersocket client provides access to any number of host/port combinations, all assigned server-side by the Administrator through roles. The Administrator is able to configure the server through a Web portal on the same HTTPS port.

Release Notes: This release added a My Profile area for the user to update their account information. The file browser can be launched for each individual mount. Several bugs were fixed. A translation extension is now available allowing any user interface facing text to be changed, overridden, and translated.

Release Tags: Beta

Tags: Networking, VPN

Licenses: GPLv3, Proprietary

SmartGit/Hg 6.0.3

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 01:20:04 PM
SmartGit/Hg is a graphical user interface for Git and Mercurial which can work with SVN repositories. It supports cloning from common repository providers (e.g., GitHub, Assembla), assists Git newbies, and also offers the advanced, powerful Git features. It provides several tools to help create clean commits, for example by allowing the user to commit just parts of changes files and reordering and squashing unpushed commits. If you are using GitHub or GitHub Enterprise, SmartGit/Hg can work easily with pull requests (creation, resolving) and commit comments. SmartGit/Hg ships with a built-in SSH client, file comparer, and merge tool which are capable of syntax coloring for many languages.

Release Notes: This build fixes a couple of bugs. Because of a regression, Help|Check for New Version must be used to get it (or download the new bundle).

Tags: Software Development, Version Control, git client, hg client, mercurial client, svn client, subversion client

Licenses: Proprietary, Free for non-commercial use

Mnemo H5 (4.2.0RC1)

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 12:33:00 PM
Mnemo Note Manager is the Horde notes/memos application. It provides Web-based notes and freeform text in a way similar to the PalmOS Note application and shared notepads. It requires the Horde Application Framework and a SQL database for backend storage.

Release Notes: Updated translations.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

Tags: Internet, Web, Dynamic Content, Office/Business, Office Suites, groupware, News/Diary, CGI Tools/Libraries

Licenses: BSD Revised

Nag H5 (4.2.0beta2)

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 12:25:14 PM
Nag is a Web-based application built upon the Horde Application Framework that provides a simple, clean interface for managing online task lists (i.e. TODO lists). It includes strong integration with the other Horde applications and offers shared task lists.

Release Notes: Task form fields were organized into tabs. A separate sidebar section was provided for system task lists.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Tags: Information Management, Office/Business, groupware, todo list, tasks

Licenses: GPL

Kronolith H5 (4.2.0RC1)

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 12:20:05 PM
Kronolith is the Horde calendar application. It provides a stable and featureful individual calendar system with integrated collaboration and scheduling features. It makes extensive use of the Horde Framework to provide integration with other applications. It implements a solid, stand-alone calendar system, allowing repeating events, all-day events, custom fields, keywords, shared calendars, iCalendar support, generation of free/busy information, and managing multiple users through Horde Authentication.

Release Notes: Updated translations, small bugfixes, and improvements.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Tags: Office/Business, Scheduling, groupware, Web Application

Licenses: GPL

Turba H5 (4.2.0RC1)

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 12:09:11 PM
Turba is the Horde contact management application. It is a production level address book, and makes heavy use of the Horde framework to provide integration with IMP and other Horde applications. It supports SQL, LDAP, Kolab, and IMSP address books.

Release Notes: Updated translations and small bugfixes.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Tags: Internet, Web, Dynamic Content, Communications, Email, Address Book, Office/Business, groupware, Database, Front-Ends

Licenses: Apache

Ingo H5 (3.2.0RC1)

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 12:02:11 PM
Ingo is an email-filter management application. It is fully internationalized, integrated with Horde and the IMP Webmail client, and supports both server-side (Sieve, procmail, maildrop) and client-side (IMAP) rule creation.

Release Notes: Updated translations.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements

Tags: Communications, Email, Filters, Internet, Web, Dynamic Content, CGI Tools/Libraries, Office/Business, groupware

IMP H5 (6.2.0beta3)

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 11:58:43 AM
IMP, the Internet Messaging Program, allows Web-based access to IMAP and POP3 mail servers and provides a range of features normally found only in desktop email clients.

Release Notes: Folder list optimisations, small bugfixes, and improvements.

Release Tags: Minor feature enhancements, Minor bugfixes

Tags: Communications, Email, Email Clients (MUA)

Licenses: GPL

Horde Application Framework 5.2.0RC1

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 11:52:05 AM
The Horde Application Framework is a modular, general-purpose Web application framework. It provides an extensive array of classes that are targeted at the common problems and tasks involved in developing modern Web applications.

Release Notes: Small bugfixes.

Release Tags: Minor bugfixes

Tags: Office/Business, Software Development, Libraries, groupware, php classes

Licenses: LGPL

JPPF 4.2 beta

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 10:36:49 AM
JPPF makes it easy to parallelize computationally intensive tasks and execute them on a Grid.

Release Notes: This beta release brings major new features, focused on the ease of use, consistency, and scalability of the client API.

Release Tags: major features

Tags: GRID, grid computing, cloud, cloud computing, Java, Parallel processing, Parallel Computing, Distributed Computing, Open Source

Licenses: Apache 2.0

webon irforum-2.96_jp

Tuesday 17th of June 2014 10:24:32 AM
webon is a Web content management system. It provides an access log to check who has visited your site. It has a counter that lets anybody know the number of people who have visited your site.

Release Notes: Password Controller was fixed. A title column was added to the forum table.

Licenses: GPL, BSD Revised

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